Where is Half Dome Located?
The Half Dome (2695 m) is probably the most striking mountain massif of Yosemite. The chunky Half Dome rises 1420 metres above the valley floor as a split block of granite cut by glaciers.
The story of Yosemite began about 500 million years ago, when the Region of the Sierra Nevada was under a former lake. Powerful layers of sediment were deposited at the bottom of the lake, which were eventually folded and lifted. At the same time, rock melted deep from the Earth’s interior reached close under the sedimentary layers, where it slowly cooled and formed granite. Over the course of millions of years, Erosion has carved out the Granite.
Water and glaciers did the rest, forming and shaping the face of Yosemite. The glaciers carved out the valley of the Merced River, which had created a Canyon during several elevations of the Sierra. The Valley, thus widened, was filled with sediments and was given a level valley floor on which forests, meadows and lakes alternate. Red FIRs and Jeffrey pines dominate in the heights around 1500 meters, dwarf willows and Mats grow in the high mountain zone.
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